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Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese

Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese is a healthy and delicious plant-based version of the classic Italian dish.

April 14, 2023
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Difficulty Medium
Servings 2 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 60 mins



  1. Finely chop the vegetables.
  2. Sauté onion, garlic, mushrooms, potatoes, carrots and potatoes for about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the lentils, spices and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Let everything simmer for 20 minutes and then add tomato paste.
  5. Boil the pasta in a separate bowl for 10-12 minutes. Add some oil and salt so that it does not stick.
  6. Once the lentils are cooked, put the mix on the spaghetti and serve it hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese
Serves 2
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 47 mg15.7%
Sodium 446 mg19.4%
Potassium 1940 mg41.3%
Protein 34 g68%
Total Fat 11.6 g14.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Choose the right lentils. Use green or brown lentils for a meaty texture. Because red lentils tend to turn mushy.
  • Use a mix of vegetables like onions, carrots, and celery. Make sure to chop them finely and cook them until soft before adding the lentils.
  • Add umami-rich ingredients. To enhance the flavor of the sauce, add umami-rich ingredients like tomato paste, soy sauce, or mushrooms. For more, check out our ‘What Is Umami?’ article.
  • Cook the lentils until tender. Lentils take longer to cook than pasta. Make sure to simmer them until they are tender before adding them to the sauce.
  • Cook the pasta al dente. Make sure to cook the pasta al dente so it has a firm texture.
  • Spaghetti is a classic choice for Bolognese sauce, but you can use any pasta shape. For more, you can check out our 'Types of Pastas' article.
  • Make sure to check the ingredients to ensure that it is vegan-friendly.
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can add a splash of vegetable broth or water to thin it out.
  • Add fresh herbs and spices.
  • Top with shredded cheese. Use vegan parmesan cheese or any hard cheese.
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Looking for a delicious and satisfying vegan pasta recipe? Here is the Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese recipe! This plant-based version of the classic spaghetti bolognese is made with lentils instead of ground beef.

If you are a vegan, you love pasta, and you need some protein, this dish is perfect for you. One of our favorite vegan on Instagram, Charlotte (@veganveggieview) posted this delicious recipe and we wanted to share it with you. If you are a vegan and you look for easy, affordable and healthy recipes, plus the occasional treat, you should follow her on Instagram.

Enjoy this delicious pasta recipe! Bon Appetit.

What Is Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese?

Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese is a plant-based version of the classic Italian dish, Bolognese sauce. This spaghetti bolognese is made with lentils as a protein source instead of meat.

Vegan lentil spaghetti bolognese is a nutritious and delicious alternative to traditional meat-based Bolognese sauce and is a great option for those who follow a plant-based or vegan diet.

What Type of Lentils Should Be Used For Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese?

Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber, making them an excellent plant-based alternative to ground meat in a traditional Bolognese sauce. For vegan lentil spaghetti bolognese, use green or brown lentils, as they have a firmer texture and hold their shape well when cooked. Red lentils tend to turn mushy and are better suited for soups and stews.

How To Make Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese Gluten Free?

To make Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese gluten-free, you can substitute regular spaghetti or pasta with gluten-free spaghetti or pasta made from alternative flours such as rice, quinoa, or corn. Additionally, make sure that all the ingredients you are using are gluten-free.

What To Serve with Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese?

Vegan Spaghetti with Lentil Bolognese can be served as the main dish. Roasted vegetables and salad are a perfect balance to the rich and savory flavors of this spaghetti bolognese.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese:

How To Store Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese?

To store lentil spaghetti bolognese, let it cool down to room temperature. Then, transfer the leftovers to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If you want to store this pasta for longer, you can freeze it. To freeze spaghetti bolognese, let it cool to room temperature. Transfer them to a freezer bag. Freeze it for up to 3 months.

When you're ready to enjoy the vegan lentil spaghetti bolognese, simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. You can reheat it in the microwave, on the stovetop, or in the oven. Make sure to heat it thoroughly before serving.

How To Reheat Vegan Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese?

To reheat this spaghetti bolognese, you can use an oven, microwave or stovetop.

Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Transfer the pasta to an oven-safe dish and cover it with foil. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

Microwave: Transfer the pasta to a microwave-safe dish and cover it loosely with a microwave-safe lid or paper towel. Heat on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through, until heated through.

Stovetop: Heat the dish over medium heat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Make sure to stir the vegan lentil spaghetti bolognese occasionally to ensure that it heats evenly. Once it's heated through, you can serve it immediately.

The Vegan Diet

This is just one of many delicious dishes you can have if you decide to go on a vegan diet. Vegan diet has a lot of health benefits. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains, as in good nutritions are one of its perks, and these are also good for your immune system. Make sure to get your protein, calcium, and omega 3 from different foods like, nuts, soy, flaxseeds, kale, broccoli etc. If you would like more tips on starting a vegan diet check out our post Healthy Tips to Help You Start Eating a Vegan Diet.

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